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Local Sea Scouts Host Open House for Teens in Northern and Central New Jersey

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Sea Scouts Credits: Dave McIntyre
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Sea Scouts and Leaders from Ship 228 at the 2015 Open House and Bridge of Honor. Credits: Dave McIntyre
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Sea Scouts from Ship 228. Brendan Cheney, Doug McIntyre, Kyle Mountney, DJ Johnson, Alex Lynch, Jimmy Santo Salvo, and Ian Gordon.   Credits: Dave McIntyre
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Doug McIntyre at the helm Credits: Dave McIntyre
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Doug McIntyre, Brendan Cheney, and Kyle Mountney building a plywood canoe.   Credits: Dave McIntyre
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Sea Dart II Credits: Dave McIntyre
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LINDEN, NJ – Teenagers looking for a lifelong adventure while learning new skills that will benefit them no matter their path should attend the Sea Scout Open House on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is hosted by Sea Scout Ship 228, sponsored by the Rahway Yacht Club and Ship 243 sponsored by the Rahway Elks Club. 

Youth ages 14 years old (or 13 years and completed the eighth grade) to age 20, friends, family, and alumni are invited to attend the event held at the Patriots’ Path Council Sea Scout Base located at 4400 Tremley Point Rd., in Linden.

“Sea Scouting is a great way to bring in older boys who may have missed Boy Scouting, and a great way to bring young women into Scouting,” says Ship 228 Committee Chairman Dave McIntyre, a leader of BSA Troop 104 in Scotch Plains. 

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During the Open House, visitors will be able to participate in vessel tours, boat rides, a bridge of honor ceremony, and learn all about what Sea Scouting has to offer. For further information, please contact David McIntyre at david@peelthefrog.com or visit https://ppcbsa.org/camping/venturing/seascouts.

Sea Scouts, BSA is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 to 21. For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage. Sea Scout units, called ships, are established all across the country on oceans, bays, rivers, and lakes. They provide limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t find anywhere else. Sea Scouts is a place to grow and learn, find adventure, and build long lasting friendships.
 

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